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Retire in Mexico City

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Sep 05, 2022

Summary: What is it like to retire in Mexico City, Mexico? DATASENTENCE Retirees share their experiences living in Mexico City.

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How do I meet people in Mexico City?

When we asked people living in Mexico City about club and activities where newcomers can meet others, they responded:

"Comunidad Cristiana Calacuaya, Monte Maria, Comunidad Fuente de Vida Vive, Centro de Fe, Esperanza y Amor Centenario," commented one retiree living in Mexico City, Mexico.

"I suggest asking the American Embassy for the names of clubs and organizations in your área. Apart from that, I recommend you buy the english-speaking newspaper, join the local english-speaking churches that are gateways to clubs and organizations," explained one retiree living in Mexico City.

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What is life like in Mexico City?

When we asked people living in Mexico City what life is like and how people spend their time, they said:

"Mexicans work to live though btwn work and commuting they spend on average an exorbitant amount of time there yet always have time to stop and chat," remarked another retiree in Mexico City.

"In this country, a social life is important. Have friends from your native country, but also befriend the people from your host country. The people here are lovely, warm, and affectionate," said a retiree who moved to Mexico City, Mexico.

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What do I need to know before retiring in Mexico City?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Mexico City, they said:

"Take time to get to know different alcaldias and colonias of Mexico City according to what is most important to you," said another retiree in Mexico City.

"Look for the charm, enjoy the warmth of the people, travel in the country, visit traditional restaurants, visit museums, and enjoy having a unique life experience," commented one retiree living in Mexico City, Mexico.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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